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Dubai: Two face trial for forging PCR test result

Dubai - One of the accused was attempting to travel outside the UAE using the fake result.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 9:03 AM

An investor and an airline employee are facing trial at a Dubai court for allegedly forging a negative Covid-19 PCR test result to allow the former to travel outside the UAE.

According to the complainant’s testimony in the investigation reports, the 32-year-old Asian investor was asked by another airline employee to provide a new report or text message confirming a negative PCR result after he had first presented an expired one.

The investor returned with a new result in half an hour, which was found to be fake. During interrogation, he admitted that the second accused, a38-year-old compatriot, had handed him a printout of the same result after changing the date of issue to allow him to leave the country.

Both the accused have been arrested and are in court-ordered detention until trial.


Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

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